Service No : 9025630

Date of Birth : July 28, 1929

Birth Place : Ludhiana, Punjab

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naik

Last Unit : 5 Sikh LI

Arm/Regt : The Sikh Light Infantry

Award : MVC

Date of Martyrdom : Nov 02, 1965

 Naik Darshan Singh MVC

Naik Darshan Singh was born on 28th July 1929, in Ludhiana at Punjab. On 28th July 1948, he was commissioned to the Sikh Regiment.

 

Mendhar Sector, J&K: 02 November 1965

 

Naik Darshan Singh was commander of a leading section in Mendhar Sector in J&K. On the night of 2nd November 1965, Naik Darshan Singh was ordered to clear a heavily defended bunker along with his regiment. His approach layover a most difficult and steep terrain, which was extensively mined, and completely dominated by small arms fire.

 

While he was leading his men in a charge on the enemy, his left leg was blown off by a mine, however, he continued to move forward and encouraged his men to carry on with the charge. While cutting wire obstacles, another mine exploded and he was severely wounded. He neglected his wounds and carried himself forward to an enemy bunker and threw a grenade into it. By his encouragement, the remaining men of his section charged and silenced the Pakistani enemy bunkers. In the process, his entire section had become casualties, but the men had cleared the way for the success of their company in the operations.

 

Naik Darshan Singh died shouting to the follow-up of troops to come by the route, which had been cleared of mines by the charge of his section. He made the supreme sacrifice of his life for the success of his company and displayed courage and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

 

He was awarded Maha Vir Chakra  Posthumously

The citation for the Maha Vir Chakra awarded to him reads :

 

On the night of 2 November 1965, Naik Darshan Singh was commanding the leading section of a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, which was ordered to clear a heavily defended bunker in the Mendhar Sector in J&K where Pakistani forces had sited a Browning machine gun. His approach lay over a most difficult and steep terrain, which was extensively mined, and completely dominated by small arms fire. As he led his men in a charge on the enemy, his left leg was blown off by a mine but he continued crawling forward and exhorting his men to carry on with the charge. Whilst cutting wire obstacles, another mine exploded wounding him severely. Unmindful of his wounds, he dragged himself forward to an enemy bunker and threw a grenade into it. Encouraged by his action, the few remaining men of his section charged and silenced the enemy Browning. By this time, his entire section had become casualties, but the men had cleared the way for the success of their company in the operations.

 

Naik Darshan Singh died shouting to the follow-up echelon to come by the route, which had been cleared of mines by the charge of his section. He made the supreme sacrifice of his life for the success of his company and displayed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order in the finest traditions of the Army.

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2 Comments
  • Naresh Sodhi

    2020at9:43 am Reply

    THE GREAT SIKH VWARRIOR

    NARESH SODHI

  • Jatinder Singh

    2020at9:12 am Reply

    Naik Darshan Singh MVC is real Hero of The Sikh Light Infantry Regiment.

    Deg Teg Fateh

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